Apply for a Bachelor of Architecture

New UO Students for the Fall Term

Application Process

There is no longer a separate departmental application for NEW UO students applying to the Bachelor of Architecture. New UO students only complete the UO application.

The departmental deadlines for the UO application and supporting documents are similar to those listed with UO Admissions.

Fall Term Departmental Deadlines for the UO application:

  • Early Action application: November 1
  • Early Action supporting documents: November 15
  • University regular application: January 15
  • Regular deadline supporting documents: February 15
  • Transfer & supporting documents: March 15

Additional Instructions:

By selecting a Bachelor of Architecture on the University of Oregon application, applicants will gain access to the portion of the application that includes a place to provide a website link.

Statement of Interest & Portfolio (optional): You have the opportunity to make a statement describing your interest in selecting this major and/or to share examples of your creative work. Please provide a link to an online document or website that includes a brief response (350 words) to the following prompt: “Describe your engagement with an experience, activity, or creative project (as in art, construction, or craft, etc.) that has influenced your interest in design”. The link you share may also include images or a portfolio of work that demonstrates your creative ability. You are encouraged to submit a statement even if you are unable to also include a portfolio. Applicants who have past studio experience are strongly encouraged to submit examples of past work.

Transfer Applicants: Although transfer students can apply to the University of Oregon every term, the Department of Architecture program review will only occur for fall term transfer applications and supporting documents received by March 15 (the university’s Transfer Early Notification Deadline). Students seeking advanced placement are urged to apply by this date. Transfer applicants who meet the deadline for submitting their UO application and supporting documents are assured that they will receive a program admission decision, and if admitted, will also receive the necessary course equivalency evaluations to begin the Architecture program with advanced placement (where applicable) in the fall term. Therefore, transfer applicants need to send all of their college or university transcripts to UO Admissions in preparation for the transfer course evaluation process.

More information about the departmental transfer course evaluation process and advanced placement can be found on the SAE UG Transfer website. Applicants unable to apply by the March 15 deadline are encouraged to apply to the program as current UO students for winter term admission.

Review Process: There are two phases of review for applicants who want to pursue a major in Architecture at the University of Oregon.

  1. University admissions counselors complete their review of applicants for acceptance to the University.
  2. Applicants who have been extended an acceptance offer are then forwarded to the Department of Architecture for a second review by faculty to be considered for admission to the program as an Architecture major. If you are admitted to the University and have indicated that you want to major in Architecture, your UO application will be forwarded to departmental review automatically on your behalf.

Departmental Admission Notifications: Applicants who met the departmental deadlines for submitting the UO application and supporting documents can expect to receive a separate email notification from the Department of Architecture regarding admission to its program as noted below: 

  • Early Action applicants will typically receive a program decision in January.
  • Regular fall applicants will typically receive a program decision in April.
  • Transfer applicants will typically receive a program decision in May.

To check on the status of departmental notifications, contact UO Admissions at admissions@uoregon.edu.

Students who do not meet the departmental deadlines will not receive a program review for fall admission and are eligible to apply as current UO students for winter term admission.

More information about admissions can be found at UO Admissions.

Questions? Contact UO Admissions


Current UO Students for the Winter Term

Application Process

  • Application Available: September 15
  • Departmental Application Fee: $35 USD
  • Winter Term Application Deadline: November 15
  • Application Decision: Departmental decision notifications are generally emailed within 6 weeks of the application deadline. Paper copy admission letters are not sent out by the department.

(Note: If the application deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is the following business day.)

Admissions requirements for the five-year Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) program reflect the focused, professional nature of the curriculum. Applicants need to present evidence of creative ability and commitment to the field of architecture, in addition to having strong academic credentials.

Studio Placement for Winter Admits:

The Department of Architecture is unable to accommodate every accepted Winter applicant into the Winter first-year design studio sequence. Depending on capacity, some accepted Winter applicants will be slated to begin their design studio sequence the following academic year. These students would be considered Architecture majors, free to take any other required courses for the major, and would work directly with academic advisors to maximize their course of study in the meantime. Admitted students can expect to receive a separate notification about their studio placement, advising, and registration.

Degree Info: Bachelor of Architecture


Application Process for Winter Term: Currently Enrolled UO Students

Application Requirement: Current UO students who are enrolled (or have previous credit with a passing grade) in ARCH 201: Introduction to Architecture (fall term course).

Architecture: Apply via SlideRoom

  • Application Questions: Please refer to the departmental application for details.

  • Resume: Please refer to the departmental application for details.

  • Transcripts: Please refer to the departmental application for details.

  • SAT or ACT Test Scores (optional): Applicants have the option of submitting SAT or ACT scores; international applicants are exempt from reporting SAT or ACT scores.

  • Two Recommendations: Please refer to the departmental application for details.

  • Portfolio (optional): Please refer to the departmental application for details.

If English is not your native language, you will need to meet the full admissions requirements for English proficiency, as noted on the UO Admissions English Proficiency chart, to be eligible to apply. See the departmental application for further details.

Winter Term Studio: The department is unable to accommodate every accepted winter term applicant into the winter term first-year design studio sequence. Depending on capacity, some accepted winter term applicants may be slated to begin their design studio sequence the following academic year. These students are Architecture majors, free to take any other required courses for the major, and would work directly with academic advisors to maximize their course of study in the meantime.


Need help with your SlideRoom application? Visit the SlideRoom Applicant Help Center.

For questions about the winter term application, please contact the department at archrecruiter@uoregon.edu or at 541-346-1740.